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Adjustable Charge Rate Through Mobile App

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by rolosrevenge, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I'm curious to know if you can adjust the amperage of the charging from the Model S mobile app. I know that you can see SOC and set the climate control.
     
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    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Not in the current (yea, that was on purpose) version.


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  3. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    Can you do it in the car itself? I know the Roadster Let you adjust the current draw at least between 12 and 15 A on 120 V. I figured the Model S would have several setpoints as well.
     
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    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    Yes, you can set the charging current from the Charging screen on the 17".
     
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    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    hmm, I wonder if they'll ever allow that to be set through the app.
     
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    Just curious what use case you see for that. It's seems to me for all the reasons I would want to reduce the charge rate, I'd want to do it while I was still at the car. I suppose it would save me getting back inside the car.
     
  7. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    When I spend the night in a hotel, the car is often 1/2 mile away at a charger. Sometimes I forget to set the charging rate so it will finish shortly before I want the car in the morning. Or even if I remember, somebody else may come in and want to use the charger and call me (I leave my number on the dash). Neither case is common; but it would be very nice to change the charge rate remotely.

    Also recall that the Tesla remembers charging rates based on location. If I lower the rate to 24a and spend the night, then several days later on the way back home put the car on the same charger in the middle of the day and go for a walk...I may remember part way through the walk that I need to crank the rate up. Another rare case, but still really nice to have when it happens.
     
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    Yes, but 12A is the max for the 120V adapter. That makes senses for 15A circuits, but it means you can't take advantage of more current from 20A circuits.
     

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